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Rock & Ice is a magazine published by Outside focusing on rock and ice climbing. The first issue came out in March 1984. [1] The first publisher was Neal Kaptain. George Bracksieck worked for him, beginning in January 1984, and the two became equal partners in September of that year.


The magazine was bought out within the first year by George Bracksieck, who remained publisher and editor until the end of December 1997. [2] His company, Eldorado Publishing, sold Rock & Ice to North-South Publications, an investment group led by Dougald MacDonald. After a few years, it was sold to Big Stone. The magazine is published eight times a year. [3] It was headquartered in Boulder, Colorado until 2002, when it moved to Carbondale, Colorado. [1] [4] Rock & Ice was purchased by Outside in 2021. [5]

The cover of the first issue featured Alex Lowe climbing the first ascent of The Fang in Vail, Colorado. [2]

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  1. 1 2 "About Us". Rock and Ice. Retrieved 16 December 2015.
  2. 1 2 Alison Osius. "Roots". Rock & Ice. Retrieved 26 March 2013.
  3. Eric Horst (4 December 2012). Learning to Climb Indoors. Rowman & Littlefield. p. 187. ISBN   978-0-7627-9274-0 . Retrieved 21 March 2016.
  4. Mick Ryan (May 2002). "Rock & Ice magazine sold, Climbing magazine's future unclear". UKC News. Retrieved 16 December 2015.
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